"Diana: A New Musical" was originally set to open on Broadway on March 31.
A musical based around the life of Princess Diana is heading to Netflix. The musical will premiere on the streaming service before it makes its Broadway debut in New York on May 25, 2021.
A date for Diana: A New Musical to hit Netflix has not been announced yet, however. All we know is that the filmed performance will be available in early 2021.
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"We speak for the entire company when we say that we couldn't be more excited to finally be able to share our show with theater lovers everywhere. Though there is no substitute for the live theater, we are honored to be a part of the quality entertainment that Netflix provides its subscribers worldwide," producers said on Wednesday.
Prior to Broadway shutting down its theaters for the remainder of the year, Diana was going to open to the public on March 31 after weeks of previews.
Directed by Christopher Ashley and starring Jeanna del Wall as Diana, the production will be filmed at the Longacre Theater without an audience present. Producers are working with the Actors' Equity Association in order to make sure that safety protocols are being followed.
"Now comes the hard part — taking a safety plan from the page and putting it into practice. The work to provide the safest workplace possible in this environment will require everyone to work together, from the employer to every employee," said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors' Equity Association.
Courtesy of Diana: A New Musical (website)
After the success of Hamilton on Disney+, we're sure Diana: A New Musical will see similar success.
What do you think of a musical being based on the late Diana Spencer? Personally, I'd love for more musicals to follow this trend, at least until the theaters can reopen. Share your thoughts in the comments below.